If you’ve been on the internet for longer than a year, then it’s highly unlikely that you’ve never heard of Minecraft. It doesn’t matter if you play it yourself, you’re sure to know or be related to someone who’s a fan of this incredible sandbox game. This global phenomenon started with the simple act of breaking and placing blocks, but it’s now considered a classic that will be remembered for years.
Since its debut, several kinds of Minecraft players have emerged. There are those who enjoy the companionship and adventure of exploring different worlds with friends. There are also those who spend days upon days creating jaw-dropping works of art. The latter are the people we’ll be featuring today.
There are several gamers who refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of these creations unless they were created in Survival Mode. This is where every single block is manually mined and placed by the players themselves. Still, it can’t be denied that a great amount of hard work and creativity is still needed and required to build these structures. Yes, even in Creative Mode. It doesn’t matter that every block available is within a few clicks. Actually making the structures requires a lot of patience, effort, and talent as well.
Take a look at the 5 Minecraft recreations that just took our breath away.
The World of Mirror’s Edgeby Lord_Pancake
Talented art student and Redditor Lord_Pancake was able to carefully recreate the stark landscape and the minimalist rooftops of Mirror’s Edge. Imagine how fun it would be to see Faith jump over Creepers! Minecraft and parkour? Who knows, it might be the next big thing.
The World of Ocarina of Timeby Kezsonaj
Kezsonaj painstakingly recreated the world of Ocarina of Time from scratch and it took him around six months to do it. That amount of hard work is simply impressive. Give the guy a medal! The best part is that it’s fully playable. Check it out here.
The World of ‘Spirited Away’by Alan Becker
We previously featured this impressive and colorful build a few months ago. Animator Alan Becker creatively recreated Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ and just looking at the screenshots draws us in. We can practically hear the soundtrack right now.
Minas Tirith (Lord of the Rings)
This incredible build of Minas Tirith was originally built by EpicQuestz, but Cornbass applied a texture pack and rendered it for everyone at home. We don’t really care about the particulars, it just looks amazing. Check it out when rendered in old-school isometric and it still looks as awesome as it does now. Final Fantasy mash-up, anyone?
The World of Game of Thrones
by Pizzainacup (and hundreds of volunteers!)
As dedicated Game of Thrones superfans, it would be remiss of us not to mention Westeroscraft. In fact, even if we weren’t fans of the show, the ridiculous attention to detail alone should be enough to cause anyone’s jaw to drop. Check out the full album here. We featured it last year and it has only gotten better. They’re only half finished, too. In around a year, they plan to have the whole of Westeros fully open and available to roleplay in. Get updates on their website!